TOLEDO, Ohio – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Dana Inc.’s new axle manufacturing plant at Overland Industrial Park. Located on the grounds of the former Jeep Parkway auto plant, leadership at Dana expects the new project to create an estimated 300 new jobs.
“Today’s groundbreaking represents another win for auto workers in Toledo,” said Brown. “Thanks to the vision of local partners, and our investment in the auto rescue, Toledo continues to establish itself as a model for how to save jobs in the auto industry and create new ones.”
Axles manufactured at the new plant will be used in the next generation Jeep Wrangler.
Brown is a strong supporter of the American auto industry and a longtime advocate for keeping Jeep Wrangler production in Toledo. In October 2014, Brown joined workers, local leaders, and community members at United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 12 to launch a community effort to keep the Jeep Wrangler made in Toledo. That same month, Brown wrote to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne in support of Toledo workers. In September 2015, leadership at Fiat Chrysler announced their decision to keep Wrangler production in Toledo and begin production on a Jeep Wrangler pickup truck in the future.